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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

dcw3 Re:Similar with sites like IMDB (548 comments)

SOmething
like Game of Thrones is 4 to 1 male to female participation
in rating game which is about as even as it gets on IMDB.

Just maybe, they're not interest in a show that has gratuitous topless women, and dragons flying around, and based purely on fantasy. That said, my wife actually likes it more than I do, but not for the same reasons.

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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

dcw3 Re:A willingness to fight (548 comments)

Yeah, yeah, and all stereotypes are wrong too, huh? Yes, I'm aware that "all" women don't fit this mold, and I don't have any scientific evidence to point to that indicates a specific percentage. But then, I'm only agreeing with the GP based upon my anecdotal evidence of the several thousand I've ever met, including a few that were outliers.

2 days ago
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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

dcw3 Re:Gender imbalance is self selected (548 comments)

So, just to be clear, is this what we all want? A resource colored with only the male viewpoint? Because if it's not, then maybe something should be done. But, if all we're interested in is input from basement boys, then let's just leave it all alone, and claim victory. End of argument.

2 days ago
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Statistics Losing Ground To CS, Losing Image Among Students

dcw3 If They're so Smart, Then why is this Problem? (113 comments)

Efforts to make the field attractive to students have largely been unsuccessful."

You would think they would know which efforts work and which don't. I'm only being a bit sarcastic with the Subject line, but seriously they should be able to figure out what does and doesn't work.

3 days ago
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California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

dcw3 Re:The worrisome part (233 comments)

SQUIRREL!

Nice distraction from the actual point. Yes, you are correct, but it's not relevant to what he was saying.

4 days ago
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Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise

dcw3 Re:GPS Accuracy (90 comments)

Interesting, but even with that, if Wikipedia is correct, the accuracy of that isn't quite what you're claiming.

" CPGPS working to within 1% of perfect transition reduces this error to 3 centimeters (1.2 in) of ambiguity."

about a week ago
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For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

dcw3 Re:Okay... and? (316 comments)

So, it's wrong to put the burden of proof upon the taxpayer as to what they owe?

Absolutely, if the government claims you owe money, they damn well better provide the documents. Your banks and employers send it all in every month. They are the ones who should do all the paperwork. That's one of the things my taxes should pay for. Internal Revenue Service, not litigators.

They do tell you how much you owe. But, if you wish to pay less, it's your responsibility to do so, not theirs. The bureaucracy is already too big, we don't need more of them to do your work. Yes, they have all the data you indicated. What they don't necessarily have is access to all the data and reasons you deserve deductions.

Now, I personally think we all pay too much, and get too little, but if you're one of those who think all taxes are evil, well I can't help you.

about a week ago
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For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

dcw3 Re:tax by transaction (316 comments)

I'm not sure where you live, but that's incorrect here.
States that tax groceries (rate if not fully taxed): Alabama, Arkansas (3%), Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois (1%), Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri (1.225%), Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee (5.5%), Utah (1.75%), Virginia (1.5% + 1% local option tax), and West Virginia (5%).

about a week ago
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For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

dcw3 Re:Okay... and? (316 comments)

So, it's wrong to put the burden of proof upon the taxpayer as to what they owe? Don't get me wrong, I'm no IRS fan. But, how are they supposed to determine if you're a tax cheat, or if you've got a legitimate claim to owing nothing without you filing?

about a week ago
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For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

dcw3 Re:Okay... and? (316 comments)

Is there a point? If U.S. currency crashes, we'll all have larger issues. So, what?

about a week ago
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For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

dcw3 Re:Okay... and? (316 comments)

To a certain extent, citizens can using the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion http://www.irs.gov/Individuals.... You basically get a break on the first $97,600 of income...tax free.

about a week ago
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Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

dcw3 Re:Sigh (275 comments)

Just my $.02, but this is the most insightful post here.

The definition of the word gamer in the summary is seriously lacking. There's a big difference between someone who spends fifteen minutes playing Solitaire, or Candy Crush, and someone else who's spending twenty hours a week raiding WoW. That said, for the companies who make the products, it's all about who they can pull the most Benjamins from.

And just back to the definition. I have a mother-in-law, so spends about 30min/week playing Solitare, and aunt who is on Simpsons Tapped Out every other day, and my mom who likes the occasional slot machine. All of these ladies are in their 60-70s, and I'd probably be frowned at if I were to tell them that they were "gamers".

about a week ago
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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

dcw3 Re:Easy, India or China (303 comments)

HW Bush made Clean Air Act tougher and that reduced acid rain and smog at the time

Here's a thought: let's mod people up as long as they soundauthoritative...

That's how both Reagan, and Obama got elected.

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

dcw3 Re:Easy, India or China (303 comments)

That's okay, I don't respect Carl Sagan.

about two weeks ago
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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

dcw3 Re:Why such paranoia ? (299 comments)

As if everyone wouldn't immediately notice. Especially the media, who would have a feeding frenzy on it. Insightful?...my ass.

about two weeks ago
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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

dcw3 Re:Why such paranoia ? (299 comments)

If video is recoverable then the bricking process is defective.

IANAL, but it would seem to me that all you would need is one instance of them wiping video evidence to make it's way through the courts, for that practice to be banned. ..."Yes, your honor, several of us took video of these officers beating down that poor defenseless grandmother. Then one of them got on the radio, and we noticed that all of our phones went dead."

about two weeks ago
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$125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

dcw3 Re:This is a civil case (231 comments)

That's simply the difference between a criminal case, and a civil suit. The burden of proof in a criminal case is "beyond a reasonable doubt". In a civil case, it's much lower, only requiring a "preponderance of the evidence". I'm sure this is what you were referring to, but people are frequently unaware that there's a big difference.

about two weeks ago

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dcw3 dcw3 writes  |  more than 9 years ago

So, who the hell wants to read this scrawl of mine, or that of any other unknown netizen? Why on earth would I want to put my random thoughts down here? Is this space really just a blog for my amusement? And just exactly how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop?...the world may never know! OOPS...http://www.answerbag.com/q_view.php/443

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